Chen Chao, Ph.D., Professor, and deputy dean of School of Life Sciences, Central South University. His research focuses on genetic and epigenetic studies on human brain and related neuropsychiatric disorders. His group developed bioinformatic methods to systematically study regulatory functions of genetic variants on DNA methylation and gene expression in postmortem brain tissues and experimentally explored their roles in psychiatric diseases, resulting in a series of important findings. His work was published in Science, Science Translational Medicine, Molecular Psychiatry, Bioinformatics and other journals. Many papers have been cited over 100 times.